Dignala Census Town, with population of about 14 thousand is Ondal sub district's the 5th most populous census town located in Ondal sub district of Barddhaman district in the state West Bengal in India. Total geographical area of Dignala census town is 4 km2 and it is the 6th biggest census town by area in the sub district. Population density of the census town is 3745 persons per km2. There is only one ward in this census town which is Dignala Ward No 01 and the population of Dignala Ward No 01 is about 14 thousand.

Nearest railway station is Ondal which is 3 km far from here. Ondal is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the census town is 3 km. District head quarter of the census town is Barddhaman which is 80 km away. Kolkata is the state head quarter of the census town. Yearly average rainfall of the census town is 844 mm. Maximum temperature here reaches up to 46.5°C and minimum temperature goes down to 25.5°C.

Demographics

The census town is home to about 14 thousand people, among them 7170 (53%) are male and 6463 (47%) are female. 83% of the whole population are from general caste, 17% are from schedule caste and 1% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Dignala census town is 10%, among them 52% are boys and 48% are girls. There are 2811 households in the census town and an average 5 persons live in every family.

Caste wise male female population 2011 - Dignala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 13,633 11,252 2,301 80 1,317
Male 7,170 5,939 1,193 38 682
Female 6,463 5,313 1,108 42 635

Religion wise distribution of population

Hindus contribute 97% of the total population and are the largest religious community in the census town followed by Muslims which contribute 2% of the total population.. Female Sex ratio per 1000 male in Hindus are 903 in Muslims are 865.

Religion wise population 2011 - Dignala

Total Hindu Muslim Christian Sikh Buddhist Jain Others Not Stated
Total 13,633 13,212 207 44 91 7 1 0 71
Male 7,170 6,942 111 19 52 2 1 0 43
Female 6,463 6,270 96 25 39 5 0 0 28

Growth of population

Population of the census town has increased by 9% in last 10 years. In 2001 census total population here were about 13 thousand. Female population growth rate of the census town is 11.7% which is 5.1% higher than male population growth rate of 6.6%. General caste population has increased by 7.3%; Schedule caste population has increased by 16.9%; Schedule Tribe population has increased by 48.1% and child population has increased by 2.6% in the census town since last census.

Growth of population (percent) 2001 to 2011 - Dignala

Total General Schedule Caste Schedule Tribe Child
Total 9% 7.3% 16.9% 48.1% 2.6%
Male 6.6% 5% 14.8% 46.2% 3.6%
Female 11.7% 10% 19.3% 50% 1.4%

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 901 females per 1000 male in the census town. Sex ratio in general caste is 895, in schedule caste is 929 and in schedule tribe is 1105. There are 931 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the census town. Overall sex ratio in the census town has increased by 40 females per 1000 male during the years from 2001 to 2011. Child sex ratio here has decreased by 20 girls per 1000 boys during the same time.

Change in sex ratio 2001 to 2011 - Dignala

Total General SC ST Child
Change 40 41 35 28 -20
2011 901 895 929 1105 931
2001 861 854 894 1077 951

Literacy

Total about 11 thousand people in the census town are literate, among them 6108 are male and 4689 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Dignala is 88%. 94% of male and 80% of female population are literate here. Overall literacy rate in the census town has increased by 3%. Male literacy has gone up by 2% and female literacy rate has gone up by 4%.

Change in literacy rate 2001 to 2011 - Dignala

Total Male Female
Change 3.0% 2.0% 4.6%
2011 87.7% 94.1% 80.5%
2001 84.7% 92.1% 75.9%

Workers profile

Dignala has 33% (4438) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 51% male and 12% female population are working population. 41% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 11% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 6% of total female population are main and 6% are marginal workers.

Percentage of working population - Dignala

Worker Main Worker Marginal Worker Non Worker
Total 32.6% 24.2% 8.3% 67.4%
Male 51.3% 40.6% 10.7% 48.7%
Female 11.8% 6% 5.7% 88.2%